New Zealand will introduce air conditioners in homes in 2028, the country’s Environment Minister says.
The announcement comes as the country prepares to host a global climate summit in Auckland next month.
In February, the Government announced it was considering expanding the countrys air conditioning fleet.
The countrys Department of Environment, Water and Heritage is also reviewing plans to introduce a new type of refrigeration in the country.
A spokesman for Environment Minister Nick Smith said the Government was still studying the impact of air conditioning on house heating, cooling and the like.
“The Minister for Environment is still analysing the effects of air condition in homes and it will be important to take into account the feedback that we receive from the public and from those who are already using air condition, whether it be for cooking or washing,” the spokesman said.
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